From sports medicine to novel treatments for Metabolic Syndrome and all its co-morbid facets, the use of peptides in medicine is growing. Positive outcomes for many health conditions, from sleep problems, sexual dysfunction to weight issues and improved performance, are being seen in patients seeking healing and rejuvenation. Peptides can help the body recover from injury or illness faster, lose weight more efficiently, decrease inflammation and pain and improve results in the gym.
Currently, there are more than 60 US FDA approved peptide medications on the market. Increased interest by pharmaceutical R&D, has led to approximately 140 peptide therapeutics being evaluated in clinical trials in the US and 500-600 in pre-clinical trials. In some cases, the peptides were developed by pharmaceutical companies but have had the patent expire or dropped from development.
A peptide is a small chain of 2 or more amino acids. Usually, a peptide is an amino acid structure with less than 50 amino acids and a protein has more than 50, but this is not a hard and fast rule. Peptides are used in your body as chemical messengers to send signals, communicate and turn on/off biological processes. When we talk about peptide therapy we are referring to using peptides that are either the same or very similar to our body’s own natural occurring peptides to achieve a result or improve body function.
***THE SOURCE OF THE PEPTIDE IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR***
We have sourced our peptides from one of the leading compounders of peptides in the US and internationally. Here is a short list of the 7 most commonly prescribed peptides at Alternity Healthcare:
Tesamorelin – the most potent growth hormone releasing hormones on the market. Benefits of optimal HGH are: fat loss, improved sleep, increase muscle mass, faster workout recovery, accelerated healing, mood enhancement, improved cardiovascular function, healthier skin and bones, improved organ function, better immune function, increased libido and sexual performance, and improved memory.
Epithalon – balances the endocrine system and stimulates the telomerase enzyme to lengthen telomeres. In studies it decelerated aging of the cardiovascular system, prevented age-associated impairment of physical endurance, normalized circadian rhythm of melatonin production and carbohydrate and lipid metabolism.
PT141 (Bremlanotide) – works to increase arousal and sexual response in both men (ED and impotence) and women (sexual arousal disorder). PT141 doesn’t act on the vascular system (like most ED meds) but rather stimulates the part of your brain associated with sexual arousal. So the effect feels very natural but intensely heightened.
Thymosin Alpha 1 – This peptide is an important stimulator of the immune system. As you age your thymus (a major gland in your immune system) shrinks and loses function. TA1 can help restore the immune function, particularly cell-mediated immune function (augmenting T-cell production) and immune regulation.
Delta Sleep Inducing Peptide (DSIP) – is a sleep-promoting substance rather than a sedative. It induces deep delta wave sleep; deep, restful, restorative sleep. It helps you fall asleep and stay asleep. There are minimal effects in healthy subjects who are not suffering from sleep disturbance.
Tesofensine – is an oral capsule that primarily acts as an appetite suppressant and also increases resting energy expenditure. A phase 2b trial published in The Lancet showed levels of weight loss over a 6-month period that were significantly greater than those achieved with any currently available drugs.
Selank – is a nasal spray. In clinical trials, the drug has shown to provide a sustained nootropic and anxiolytic effect which is useful for the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), without sedation, negative cognitive effects, addiction risk or withdrawal.